Link June 2018 Volume 27 Issue 3 - Page 48

travel THE HARBOUR CITY With its magnificent harbour and stunning beaches, Sydney has a wow factor like no other city. Add plenty of history, nature, culture, art, fashion and cuisine and you’ve got the perfect travel destination. Travel Writer Craig Sheather explores some iconic Sydney experiences. 48 travel T Opera House he World Heritage listed Today it welcomes more than 8.2 Sydney Opera House is million visitors a year and is one of arguably Australia’s most the world’s busiest performing arts recognisable landmark. Designed centres, presenting more than 2,000 by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the shows 363 days a year for more than construction of this iconic building 1.5 million people. commenced in 1959 and was finally There’s an extensive program completed in 1973 after long delays, of opera, ballet, theatre and music bitter feuding, budget blowouts performances. Access tours are and scheming politics. Utzon quit in purposely planned for people with disgust in 1966 leaving a group of disability including mobility limitations, Australian architects to finish the job. and hearing or vision impairment.